2:00 PM at Asheville Friends Meeting House
227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC
Presented by Quentin Miller
The community and police working together to repair and build trust and partnerships on a foundation of excellence, integrity, accountability, transparency, and equality require an ongoing conversation and discussion on “mindset.” A fixed mindset – those who believe abilities and societies are fixed – inhibits outstanding accomplishment not only by the individual but also by groups and communities.
Join Quentin Miller for a discussion on how we can foster a growth mindset – a mindset that creatively builds on past success with an honest and sometimes difficult conversation to build the trust and action necessary to reduce crime through community collaboration.
As background for the conversation, Quentin will also summarize the six pillars of modern policing from President Obama’s task force on 21st Century policing: Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Officer Training and Education, Officer Safety and Wellness.
Quentin Miller recently retired from the Asheville Police Department where he has served since 1994 and is the 2018 Democratic candidate for Buncombe County Sheriff. Quentin holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Department of Justice and graduated from the Administrative Officers Management Program at N.C. State. Quentin served as a member of the Asheville Police Department’s original community policing unit “PACT” where he received Officer of the Year and the Overall Regional Award for initiating a street ministry and midnight basketball program for at-risk youth. He also led a job training program for unemployed community members and ran a summer camp for at-risk youth for nearly a decade. Quentin and his wife Karen have also fostered more than 100 children in their home since 2005.